This is not an easy time to find an immersive Japanese study environment unless you already happen to be in Japan. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the country has closed its doors to tourists as well as new students and workers. Even if you’re in Japan, close contact with others is not advisable.

All is not lost, though. Thanks to the internet, we can create our own immersive experience. Recently, I’ve found that no app provides an easier, more addictive interface than TikTok, a video-sharing app that has exploded in popularity over the past year.

By curating a set of Japanese creators on your timeline, you can study the language in one-minute bursts. Just try not to get too distracted by the singing and dancing along the way.